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Allie Dean
Gallenkamp
by Amy French
Grace Sheer wreck

Photo courtesy Dawson County Emergency Services

Grace Sheer wreck

A wreck on Hwy. 53 E Monday morning claimed the life of a Dawson County High School student. -Photo courtesy Dawson County Emergency Services.

Grace Sheer

DCHS student Grace Sheer, left, was killed in a car wreck Monday morning.

Sharon Fausett

Sharon Fausett

Hwy. 9 and Dawson Forest Roundabout

A plan for the double roundabout at Hwy. 9 and Dawson Forest Road, which the Georgia Department of Transportation has “fast tracked” according to Dawson County Public Works Director David McKee.

Hayden Wiggins

City Finance Administrator Hayden Wiggins.

Meadow Caswell

Meadow Caswell.

Meadow Caswell

Meadow Caswell.

Butch Miller

Butch Miller

Outstanding Citizens promo
Eason and Grogan
nws freezing rain
Emerson dog

Meredith Emerson's black lab Ella is brought to Emerson's memorial service Jan. 11, 2008, at Central Presbyterian Church in Athens, Ga.

Emerson memorial

A photo of Emerson and Ella was posted above a memorial stone placed near the covered bridge at Meeks Park Jan. 20, 2008 . The stone reads, "Remember Meredith Emerson: She hiked the path of life with Ella, love and wonder."

Emerson hike

More than 100 gathered Sunday morning, Jan. 20, 2008 at Meeks Park in Blairsville to take part in the Meredith Emerson memorial hike through the park.

Emerson trial

David Emerson, father of murdered hiker Meredith Emerson, wipes his nose during the hearing Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008, in Dawson County at which Gary Michael Hilton admitted he killed Meredith Emerson.

Emerson search

Union County firefighter Brad Niebrand, center, briefs volunteers before resuming the search efforts Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008, hoping to find Meredith Emerson, 24, of Buford, last seen on New Year's Day at Vogel State Park in Blairsville, Ga. Emerson went hiking with her black lab.

Gary Hilton

Gary Michael Hilton stands in Dawson County Superior Court on Jan. 31, 2008, after pleading guilty to the murder of Meredith Emerson. He was given a mandatory life sentence.

Meredith Emerson

May 2007 photo released by Pat B. Mitchell via The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Jan. 3, 2008, Meredith Emerson is seen with her dog Ella, in Flowery Branch, Ga.

Ice

Ice forms on a car window on Monday, when north Georgia woke up to temperatures in the low teens and, in some areas, single digits. More cold is expected through the week.

by Nick Bowman
Jeff Johnson

Dawson County Sheriff Jeff Johnson

Mike Eason

Mike Eason

Happy Food Mart

Happy Food Mart on Dawson Forest Road.

by Allie Dean
Sudie Crouch
Clint Bearden 1

Clint Bearden.

House fire

A home on Black's Mill Road in Dawson County was declared a total loss after a fire broke out Sunday night.

by For the Dawson County News
Dawson Forest Holdings

A photo from a traffic study by Kimley-Horn shows the three tracts of land that developer Bill Evans has proposed to develop. -Photo from Kimley-Horn for the Dawson County News

Snow 2017 2

Hope Honea and her son Knox sled down a hill Friday near Howser Mill Road. -Photo by Hayley Hicks for the Dawson County News.

Snow 2017

Knox Honea, 4, shows off his snowman, built during the height of a snowstorm in Dawsonville on Friday. -Photo by Hayley Hicks for the Dawson County News

Lumpkin Campground

Lumpkin Campground Road project phase map

Dreamland art show 3

Dawson County High School senior Kayla Ochoa’s acrylic and tempra painting “Noodle Head” won first place in the Painting/Wet Media category during the “Dreamland” art show. It also won the Bowen Art Center 2D Award and was the first place winner for the Women’s Club 2D Award.

by For the Dawson County News
Dreamland art show 2

Senior Logan Connell took home first place in the ceramics category for his piece entitled “4 Faced.” Connell also won first place for his portfolio.

by For the Dawson County News
Dreamland art show 1

Seniors Hannah and Karleigh took home first place in the sculpture category for their piece “Timmy Timmy Timmy Turtle” in the winter Dawson County High School art show. The piece also won both the 3D Alumni Choice and the 3D Student Choice awards.

by For the Dawson County News
Etowah Water logo
Development authority new structure
Christie Haynes

Christie Moore

snow

Source: National Weather Service

Randy Harkness

Sgt. Randy Harkness

Mike Eason

Mike Eason.

Upendrakumar J. Patel.

Upendrakumar J. Patel.

Shraddha Bhupendra Patel.

Shraddha Bhupendra Patel.

Neelam Patel.

Neelam Patel.

Jeffrey Friis Knudsen.

Jeffrey Friis Knudsen.

Joann S. Jones.

Joann S. Jones.

Babul Ghosh.

Babul Ghosh.

Chiragkumari A. Patel.

Chiragkumari A. Patel.

Monteen Kay Burton.

Monteen Kay Burton.

Evan James Beresford.

Evan James Beresford.

Officer shooting

The McDonald's and Chevron gas station are currently roped off at Ga. 400 as personnel investigate an officer-involved shooting.

by Jessica Taylor
Best of 2018 logo
Tisdale

Nydia Tisdale

by File photo
Tisdale trial 1

Nydia Tisdale consults with her defense team on Nov. 27. From left, attorney Bruce Harvey, Tisdale, attorney Catherine Bernard and investigator Robin Martinelli.

by Allie Dean
Wedding  Kulish Bulanowski
Wedding  Kulish Bulanowski
READ

READ board members receive a framed certificate for achieving Certified Literate Community Status.

by Allie Dean
Rotary Thanksgiving 2017 4

Volunteers including Jane Berg, Rotarian Brooke Anderson and members of the Dawson County Middle School Interact Club and Dawson County High School Lady Tigers basketball team serve drinks at the free community Thanksgiving dinner last week.

by Allie Dean
Rotary Thanksgiving 2017 3

Members of the Dawson County High School Lady Tigers basketball team pack boxes to deliver to emergency services and sheriff’s office personnel Nov. 22 during the free community Thanksgiving at Veterans Memorial Park.

by Allie Dean
Rotary Thanksgiving 2017 2

Dan Wilson and his mother Barbara enjoy dessert at the free Thanksgiving dinner held last week, sponsored by groups including Dawson County Rotary Club, Abba House, John Megel Chevrolet and others.

by Allie Dean
Rotary Thanksgiving 2017 1

Bethany Goines serves turkey at the free community Thanksgiving dinner held Nov. 22 at Veterans Memorial Park. More than 110 people were served at the dinner.

by Allie Dean
Black Friday 2017 pic 3

It was impossible to get close to The North Face outlet at the North Georgia Premium Outlets on Thursday night as shoppers packed the sidewalk, waiting their chance to get in and shop the early Black Friday deals.

by Allie Dean
Black Friday 2017 pic 3

It was impossible to get close to The North Face outlet at the North Georgia Premium Outlets on Thursday night as shoppers packed the sidewalk, waiting their chance to get in and shop the early Black Friday deals.

by Allie Dean
Black Friday 2017 pic 2

Deanna Dammond, her step-daughter Atlantrish and her daughter Markesha, wait in line outside the UGG Australia outlet in Dawsonville on Nov. 23. The three, who drove from Rome, were purchasing a pair of boots for another of Dammond’s daughters.

by Allie Dean
Black Friday 2017 pic 1

The Nike Factory store at the North Georgia Premium Outlets was packed Thanksgiving night, with a long line that stretched far outside the store.

by Allie Dean
Justin Power 2

Power looks over old land records with his staff in the records room of the Clerk of Courts office. As clerk, it is Power’s responsibility to oversee management of land records for the county.

by Allie Dean
Justin Power 2

Power looks over old land records with his staff in the records room of the Clerk of Courts office. As clerk, it is Power’s responsibility to oversee management of land records for the county.

by Allie Dean
Justin Power 1

Dawson County Clerk of Superior Court Justin Power works at his desk in the government center last week. Power was first elected to the position in 2010.

by Allie Dean
Justin Power 1

Dawson County Clerk of Superior Court Justin Power works at his desk in the government center last week. Power was first elected to the position in 2010.

by Allie Dean
Lindsay Burton

Lindsay Burton.

Clint Bearden

Clint Bearden.

Larry Baldwin

Larry Baldwin.

Sean Thomas Gustin drugs

Investigators seized over 28 grams of a crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine as well as smoking pipes, digital scales and several pills believed to be ecstasy from a North Carolina man during a traffic stop Nov. 10.

by For the Dawson County News
Sean Thomas Gustin

Sean Thomas Gustin.

Caleb Phillips

Caleb Phillips, Dawsonville City Council member

yearbook awards

Front row from left, Zoe Hester, Christine Miller, Carlyanne Sadler and Beth Hamby (adviser). Back row from left, Savanna Barker, Tyler Hamby, Marley Hamby, Braxton Zeidler, Kaitlyn Bennett, Hope Manders and Hannah Davenport.

by For the DCN
City map
Shane Sheriff 5

Shane Sheriff poses for a portrait in Gainesville on Nov. 1, 2017. Sheriff, who has been growing his beard for almost five years, participates in various beard competitions under the full beard natural category. He is not allowed to trim his beard or use styling aids in or out of competition. - photo by David Barnes

Shane Sheriff 4

Shane Sheriff poses for a portrait in Gainesville on Nov. 1, 2017. Sheriff, who has been growing his beard for almost five years, participates in various beard competitions under the full beard natural category. He is not allowed to trim his beard or use styling aids in or out of competition.

Shane Sheriff 3

Shane Sheriff poses for a portrait in Gainesville, on Nov. 1, 2017. Sheriff, who has been growing his beard for almost five years, participates in various beard competitions under the full beard natural category. He is not allowed to trim his beard or use styling aids in or out of competition.

Shane Sheriff 2

Shane Sheriff laughs while speaking with a reporter in Gainesville on Nov. 1, 2017. Sheriff, who has been growing his beard for almost five years, participates in various beard competitions under the full beard natural category. He is not allowed to trim his beard or use styling aids in or out of competition.

Shane Sheriff 1

Shane Sheriff demonstrates combing his beard in a portrait in Gainesville on Nov. 1, 2017. Sheriff, who has been growing his beard for almost five years, participates in various beard competitions under the full beard natural category. He is not allowed to trim his beard or use styling aids in or out of competition. - photo by David Barnes

Veteran Ramp 1

Members of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #970 teamed up with representatives from the Dawsonville Home Depot on Nov. 2 to build a ramp outside the home of a local veteran.

by Allie Dean
SO budget meeting

Dawson County Sheriff Jeff Johnson addresses a room made up mostly of his employees at a meeting Nov. 6, where the sheriff and his attorney discussed their lawsuit against the board of commissioners over the disputed 2018 budget.

by Allie Dean
David Michael Sommer

David Michael Sommer.

by For the Dawson County News
DCS Family Night
Moonshine pic 1

A blustery, overcast day saw a much more subdued parade at the 50th annual Mountain Moonshine Festival on Oct. 29 than in years past. The parade was pushed back to Sunday due to rain.

by Allie Dean
plane crash

Photo courtesy Tim Satterfield

Paranormal 101 pic 2

From right, Dawson County Junior High School students Julianna Hart, Patrick Bishop and Ryan Walker, all 13, attended the Paranormal 101 presentation at the Dawson County Library on Oct. 25. Bishop said the talk made him believe in ghosts.

by Allie Dean
Paranormal 101 pic 3

Paranormal investigators Heather Dobson, left, and Clint Brownlee, conduct a question and answer session at the Dawson County Library earlier this week. The two gave a presentation about the work they do with Paranormal Georgia Investigations, a group of 14 investigators that provide their service to clients for free.

by Allie Dean
Paranormal 101 pic 3

Paranormal investigators heather Dobson, left, and Clint brownlee, conduct a question and answer session at the Dawson County Library earlier this week. The two gave a presentation about the work they do with paranormal Georgia Investigation, a group of 14 investigators that provide their service to clients for free.

by Allie Dean
Paranormal 101 pic 1

Paranormal Georgia Investigations Director Clint Brownlee talks to a group at the Dawson County Library Oct. 25 about various issues with photographic evidence of paranormal activity.

by Allie Dean
moonshine map
moonshine guide

Pick up a copy of our Moonshine Guide for a complete vendor list, festival map and schedule of events, plus information about the history of the festival and a note from K.A.R.E. for Kids President David McKee.

RES Fall Festival pic 4

Children hop over haunted hurdles to complete an obstacle course at Robinson Elementary's Fall Festival Oct. 26.

by Allie Dean
RES Fall Festival pic 6

Girls pose in their Halloween Best at the entrance of Robinson Elementary School's Fall Festival Oct. 26.

by Allie Dean
RES Fall Festival pic 5

Janice Fleming and Destin, an RES third grader, get ready for a hay ride at the school's Fall Festival Thursday evening.

by Allie Dean
RES Fall Festival pic 3

Emma Kate Castleberry, 7, blends in with the scarecrows.

by Allie Dean
RES Fall Festival pic 2

Samuel Miller, 8 months, participates in a cakewalk at the Robinson Elementary School Fall Festival Thursday afternoon.

by Allie Dean
RES Fall Festival pic 1

Siblings Brooklyn, 3, and Landon, 5, head off to games after decorating cookies at Robinson Elementary's Fall Festival Oct. 26.

by Allie Dean
Readership Survey
Jody Ridley 1

Jody Ridley raced for 36 years beginning in 1964. He won 580 feature events in 17 states and was named the 1980 Winston Cup Rookie of the Year.

by For the Dawson County News
Levi Frady MUG

Levi Frady went missing from his home Oct. 22, 1997. He was later found in Dawson Forest. Source: Georgia Bureau of Investigation .

City PD

Billy Carlisle, former sheriff, answers questions from city council members about what would be required for the city to create its own police department.

by Allie Dean
City PD

Billy Carlisle, former sheriff, answers questions from city council members about what would be required for the city to create its own police department.

by Allie Dean
Sherri Jennings

Sherri Lynn Jennings.

NOA talent show 3

White County Middle School 7th grader Naomi Roberts sings during North Georgia’s Got Talent Oct. 14. The 12-year-old won third place People’s Choice at the finale.

by Allie Dean
NOA talent show 2

Dawson County 6th grader Kennedy Hoard celebrates her third place judge's pick award at the North Georgia’s Got Talent finale Oct. 14. Hoard, a singer, is a member of the student council and school chorus at Dawson County Middle School, appeared as Captain Hook in a Holly Theater production of Peter Pan and hopes to one day attend Julliard.

by Allie Dean
NOA talent show 1

Contestants of the first ever North Georgia’s Got Talent hosted by No One Alone wait to hear who won the honor of first prize at the Oct. 14 finale.

by Allie Dean
Dumphy golf tournament

Joe Dumphy was killed in a car accident in 2015.

by For the Dawson County News
DUI memorial 2

Jerry Waters, a lifelong Dawson County resident, was hit head-on by a drunk driver on May 2, 2015 not far from where he grew up. Waters died eight days later. A memorial sign has been erected at the spot of the wreck by officials with the Georgia Department of Transportation.

by For the Dawson County News
DUI memorial 1

Button Waters, right, stands with a Georgia Department of Transportation worker who installed a DUI memorial sign on the side of Hwy. 136 in honor of Waters’ late husband Jerry.

by For the Dawson County News
chase mugs
Catch of a lifetime 2

Ethan Daniels, right, and his father Brady celebrate Ethan’s 28-pound striped bass caught Sept. 21 on Lake Lanier.

by For the Dawson County News
Catch of a lifetime 2
Catch of a lifetime 1

Ethan Daniels, from right, caught a 28-pound striped bass on Sept. 21 while fishing on Lake Lanier with friend David Floyd, center, and his father Brady Daniels.

by For the Dawson County News
183 and 53

Roundabout construction to shift traffic Oct. 12.

Katherine Landrum

Katherine Scott Landrum.

by For the Dawson County News
Butler building

The Parks, left, and Butler buildings stand in Dahlonega on Monday. The two structures are at the center of a debate over historic preservation in the Gold City, as the buildings' owner wants to tear them down and build a three-story hotel.

by Nick Bowman
REACH scholar

Mark Martinez signs to become a REACH scholar.

by Allie Dean
Abbie Wesley

Abbie Danyelle Wesley.

by For the Dawson County News
Report
Ted Bearden
Council Forum

City council candidates sit side-by-side during a forum hosted by the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce at the Performing Arts Center Tuesday night. Incumbents Angie Smith and Mike Sosebee as well as challengers Mark French and Steve Tolson answered questions from local news outlets.

by Allie Dean
Millwood/Barr to wed
dead leaves

A dead tree limb downed by Tropical Storm Irma rests in a yard in downtown Dawsonville Oct. 3.

Pups in the park 6

Chloe, a pooch who loves to smooch, prepares to kiss a guest of the 5th annual Pups in the Park event at Rock Creek Park Saturday.

by Allie Dean
Pups in the park 5

A Pups in the Park Dog Show and Festival attendee puckers up to kiss Buttercup, a jersey cow accepting donations for the Dawson County Humane Society in exchange for a kiss.

by Allie Dean
Pups in the park 4

Clara Baldwin attempts to make her minions, Mumford and Bear, behave as she competes for best group costume.

by Allie Dean
Pups in the park 3

Monica and Vicki pose with pups Izzy and Scarlet No-Hara, who won the title of best group costume for their sunflower and honey bee outfits.

by Allie Dean
Pups in the park 3

Monica and Vicki pose with pups Izzy and Scarlet No-Hara, who won the title of best group costume for their sunflower and honey bee outfits.

by Allie Dean
Pups in the park 2

Scarlet No-Hara poses as a Chia Pet, nearly blending in with the grass at the 4th annual Pups in the Park on Saturday.

by Allie Dean
Dean MUG
Pups in the park 1

Tori Coker and Jared Copeland hold their prize-winning pup, Wilbur, Sept. 23 at the Dawson County Humane Society’s Pups in the Park event, where Wilbur won first place for cutest medium dog.

by Allie Dean
2018 budget passed

Sheriff Jeff Johnson addressed the board of commissioners during a special called meeting Sept. 19 to discuss the 2018 budget.

by Allie Dean
Auvermann
Auvermann
Selma Lowman
Giving Goes Glam 4

Attendees of the annual Giving Goes Glam luncheon eagerly await for the fashion show to begin on Sept. 16.

by Allie Dean
Giving Goes Glam 3

Joan Davis shows off the features of her outfit as she models for the Dawson County Woman’s Club annual fundraiser, Giving Goes Glam. This year’s theme was Beauty in the Woods.

by Allie Dean
Giving Goes Glam 2

Artist Sue Zachery-Beach models for attendees of the Beauty in the Woods fashion show and luncheon held at the Church of the Apostles Saturday.

by Allie Dean
The Bowen
Friends of Recovery
Irma damage 5

A large tree fell in the yard of this home in Dawson County, one of many structures lucky to be saved from damage after pummeling rain and harsh winds Monday.

by Allie Dean
Irma damage 4

A downed powerline stretches across Hwy. 136 near Shoal Creek Road in Dawson County the morning after Tropical Storm Irma blew through the area.

by Allie Dean
Irma damage 3

Personnel from the sheriff’s office as well as emergency services and civilians work to clear a tree from a major road Tuesday morning in Dawson County.

by Allie Dean
Irma damage 2

Dawson County Emergency Services battalion Chief Jason Dooley along with Sheriff Jeff Johnson works a chainsaw to cut a fallen tree out of the road on Hwy. 136, a casualty of Tropical Storm Irma.

by Allie Dean
Irma damage

Dawson County Sheriff’s Office Training Director Russell Smith talks with civilians who aided in moving a large tree out of the roadway on Hwy. 136 W. Tuesday morning.

by Allie Dean
Irma Damage

A tree down on a power line near Kilough Church Road Tuesday morning.

by Amy French
Hurricane Irma

Photo courtesy National Weather Service

Friends of Recovery expo
Phillips, Williams engagement
LCG development

Plans submitted by LCG show what a 137-acre, 236 home development behind JC Burt Road could look like.

Mail Carrier Retires 6

Joyce Bryson, center, poses with Faye Abercrombie, left, and Jo Waters, right, at her retirement party at the post office Aug. 31.

by Allie Dean
Mail Carrier Retires 5

Coworkers show Joyce Bryson a cake made for her retirement from postal service, a career she began in 1982.

by Allie Dean
Mail Carrier Retires 4

Joyce Bryson, center, speaks with friends at a retirement party Aug. 31 at the Dawsonville post office. Bryson retired last week after 35 years as a mail carrier.

by Allie Dean
Mail Carrier Retires 3

Retiring mail carrier Joyce Bryson, center, celebrates her retirement with family friends Avery Bales, left, and Evelyn Foster, right.

by Allie Dean
Mail Carrier Retires 2

Andrea Phillips, Dawsonville post office postmaster, reads a certificate from the United States Postal Service recognizing Joyce Bryson, right, for her years of dedicated service as a mail carrier.

by Allie Dean
Mail Carrier Retires 1

Post Master Andrea Phillips gives retiring mail carrier Joyce Bryson a plaque commemorating her 35 years of service to the Dawsonville post office.

by Allie Dean
Hunter Adams 3

Bull rider Hunter Adams is set to compete in a once in a lifetime event this winter after being one of only three in the region in his age group to qualify for the Junior NFR.

by For the Dawson County News
Hunter Adams 1

Hunter Adams, 18, is part of a high school association rodeo league and practices bull riding in anticipation of competing in the Junior NFR in December.

by For the Dawson County News
Hunter Adams 2

Hunter Adams mounts a bull before a ride. The 2017 Dawson County High School graduate is set to compete in the Junior National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas in December.

by For the Dawson County News
Foot chase arrests

Left to right: Kadarris Montarius Cloud, Brian Anthony Denson and Brian Demarco Locklin Jr

by For the Dawson County News
Flood Bucket
by For the Dawson County News
Foot Chase 9-1-17
by For the Dawson County News
Hurricane Harvey

Red Cross worker Katrina Dirscherl talks with Oralia Guerra and Diamond Robinson as they huddle together to stay warm underneath Red Cross blankets at the George Brown Convention Center on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas. - photo by MCT

North Georgia Premium Outlets
by File photo
Heroin- Times photo
Travis Rhoads

Travis Rhoads.

by For the Dawson County News
Flu Shot

Kenzie Woods prepares for a flu shot at the Dawson County Health Department. Woods said it’s important to get a flu shot because it helps to prevent you from getting sick from the ever-changing flu. “I’d rather be prepared than not,” she said.

by Christine Miller
Flu Shot

Kenzie Woods prepares for a flu shot at the Dawson County Health Department. Woods said it’s important to get a flu shot because it helps to prevent you from getting sick from the ever-changing flu. “I’d rather be prepared than not,” she said.

by Christine Miller
Emergency Services
by File photo
Giorgio's 2

Dawson County property records show the new Giorgio’s location will be at the corner of Northside Dawson Drive and Industrial Park Road off Ga. 400.

Giorgio's 3

Giorgio’s co-owners Elleni and Dmitri Tzortzis.

by For the Dawson County News
Giorgio's 1

Former “Bachelorette” contestant Constantine Tzortzis has released details about expanding his family’s restaurant to Dawson County in the next year.

by For the Dawson County News
Fire hydrant

Etowah Water and Sewer Authority has offered the county a price for fire hydrants that could be installed off Kilough Church Road this year.

by Christine Miller
WEE Books LLL 6

Marsha Inman and Sue Poynter stock their free library with books for Dawson County residents to enjoy.

by Allie Dean
WEE Books LLL 5

Peter Collins, far right, bought the materials and built the WEE Books “Little Lending Library” at no charge to the group. Dru Stowers, second from left, painted scenes on the sides of the library and Andrea and Mike McKenzie, also pictured, helped install the library along with Mike Poynter.

by Allie Dean
WEE Books LLL 4

Little Lending Libraries utilize the honor system to provide an additional place for Dawson residents to access good books. The newest lending library to be erected in Dawson County stands at War Hill Park on the roundabout in front of the washrooms.

by Allie Dean
WEE Books LLL 3

The WEE Books “Little Lending Library” at War Hill Park is currently stocked with both children’s and adult books. The organization asks that adults return the book they take or leave a new book each time they visit the library. Children are allowed to keep the books they take.

by Allie Dean
WEE Books LLL 2

Marge Carey places books on a shelf inside the new WEE Books “Little Lending Library” Aug. 25.

by Allie Dean
WEE Books LLL 1

Members of WEE Books, which provides free books to children in Dawson County each month, pose with a newly erected “little lending library” that they sponsor at War Hill Park. Pictured from left: Marge Carey, Andrea McKenzie, Sue Lewandowski, Judy Cahill, Nancy McNeill, Marsha Inman, Dru Stowers, Sue Poynter, Lisa Studebaker, Mike McKenzie, Arlene McClure and Peter Collins.

by Allie Dean
Eclipse 6

Bailey Swafford, 10, watches the first stages of a solar eclipse Monday afternoon at a pool party.

by Allie Dean
Johnson Budget

Dawson County Sheriff Jeff Johnson tells commissioners Aug. 17 that he doesn’t have enough money to fund his department.

by Allie Dean
Eclipse 5

Dawson County students watch the solar eclipse, which reached 98 percent totality in Dawsonville.

by Allie Dean
Eclipse 3

From left, Serenity Fossan, Alyssa Mathis, Myia Finnegan and Kayleigh Ricker await the solar eclipse at the outlet mall Aug. 21.

by Allie Dean
Eclipse 2

From left, Julie Ossmann,47, Amaya Levens, 16, and Amy Horstman, 17, all of Roswell, camped out at the North Georgia Premium Outlets in Dawsonville Monday to view the solar eclipse.

by Allie Dean
Eclipse 4

With backs to the sun, eclipse-viewing pool party attendees in Dawsonville watched the solar eclipse through homemade pinhole projectors.

by Allie Dean
Eclipse 1

Dawson County students, wearing special eclipse-viewing glasses, watch the Aug. 21 eclipse at a pool party.

by Allie Dean
Bonnie Warne

Bonnie Warne.

Bonnie Warne resigns

Bonnie Warne, now former city clerk, poses with Mayor James Grogan during her farewell party Aug. 22. Warne worked at the city for 12 years, serving seven of them as city clerk, and has taken a position as city clerk in Tucker.

by Allie Dean
Smith and Sosebee

Angie Smith and Mike Sosebee

town hall

Local residents listen to U.S. Rep. Doug Collins during a town hall held Wednesday at the Gainesville Public Safety Center.

by From DCN regional staff
Farmer'sMarket 5

A representative from Sausage World out of Lilburn shows off the short ingredient list in his Dracula sausage at the Amicalola Regional Farmer’s Market Aug. 11.

by Allie Dean
Farmer's Market 6

Shoppers at the Amicalola Regional Farmer’s Market chat with a vendor.

by Allie Dean
Farmer's Market 6

Shoppers at the Amicalola Regional Farmer’s Market chat with a vendor.

by Allie Dean
Farmer's Market 3

Norma White, 80, shows off a hand-stitched quilt she was selling at the Amicalola Regional Farmer’s Market Aug. 11.

by Allie Dean
Farmer's Market 4

Brothers Bennett and Franklin Clark, 13 and 10, under the name Brother’s Produce, sold tomatoes and carrots that they grew in their small backyard garden.

by Allie Dean
Far,er
Farmer's Market 2

Dawson County Chamber of Commerce Marketing and Events Director Davida Simpson lays out toppings for free ice cream at the Amicalola Regional Farmer’s Market last week.

by Allie Dean
moe's crash

One vehicle crashed into a Moe’s Southwest Grill after a wreck Monday afternoon involving eight other cars on Morrison Moore Parkway in Dahlonega, according to authorities.

by For the Dawson County News
Jed Lacey vigil 5

Dawson County High School students gathered on the football field Saturday night to remember former coach Jed Lacey, who was killed in a car wreck Saturday on Ga. 400.

by Allie Dean
Jed Lacey vigil 5

Students gather at the Dawson County High School football field to mourn former coach Jed Lacey, who was killed in a car wreck Saturday morning.

by Allie Dean
Jed Lacey vigil 3

Students comfort each other at a prayer vigil Saturday night.

by Allie Dean
Jed Lacey vigil 4

Dawson County Board of Education Vice Chair Karen Armstrong addresses a crowd of students, teachers and community members who gathered to pray and remember DCHS coach Jed Lacey.

by Allie Dean
Jed Lacey vigil 3

Students pray during a vigil held for former Dawson County High School Coach Jed Lacey, who died in a car wreck on Ga. 400 Saturday morning.

by Allie Dean
Jed Lacey vigil 2

Students comfort each other during a prayer vigil at Dawson County High School Saturday evening.

by Allie Dean
Jed Lacey vigil 1

Chuck Crotzer leads gathered Dawson County High School students, faculty and community members in prayer at a vigil for former DCHS coach and teacher Jed Lacey.

by Allie Dean
Jed Lacey 2

Jed Lacey.

by Amy French
Jed Lacey 2

Jed Lacey.

by Amy French
Jed Lacey

Jed Lacey.

by Amy French
North Forsyth shooting 2

The crisis negotiation unit was on the scene, providing officers a place to work from.

by Jim Dean
North Forsyth shooting

Sgt. Mike Garrison attempts to make phone contact inside the Carleen Court home during the three-hour standoff on Monday, Aug. 7 that ended in the self-inflicted death of a 34-year-old father who fatally shot his 11-month-old daughter.

by Isabel Hughes
Eagle's Beak 2

Officials gathered Monday for a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Eagle’s Beak Park off Old Federal Road.

by For the DCN
Eagle's Beak 1

The 226-acre Eagle’s Beak Park offers a kayak and canoe launch, 1.5 miles of nature trail, picnic tables and a restroom area in north Forsyth at 8420 Old Federal Road

by Kelly Whitmire
New Website
Ronda Rich
Engagement Pruett
state patrol
by For the Dawson County News
NOA talent show
by For the Dawson County News
ice cream social

From left, Linda Esther, Marienne Buffington, Renetta Dorman and Jackie Somerville attend an ice cream social at the Bowen July 29.

by Allie Dean
fire station thefts

Elisha Ross and Ayana Forest.

by For the Dawson County News
Mike Sosebee

Mike Sosebee, Dawsonville City Council member

Angie Smith

Angie Smith.

by For the Dawson County News
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Rachael Shelp, 14, participates in hippotherapy, which helps with coordination and posture. Shelp is currently dealing with heart and blood issues at Egleston hospital in Atlanta.

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The Shelp family, Rachael, Kathy, Christopher, a friend of the family, Nathan and Adam, pose together on a family hike.

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Rachael Shelp poses with teacher Erin Grigsby after the 2017 Miss Sparkle pageant.

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Dawson County High School student Rachael Shelp, 14, is currently recovering from blood clots in her lungs at Egleston Children’s Hospital in Atlanta.

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James Grogan.

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Dawson County Middle School Students await the bus to take them from Robinson Elementary for the first day of school last week. Ella Turner, center left, attends Robinson.

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Students get settled in their desks in a fifth grade classroom on the first day of school at Robinson Elementary Aug. 3.

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Robinson Elementary School teachers and staff await students in the parent drop-off line last week.

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Lauren Zadernak, 2017-2018 teacher of the year for Robinson Elementary greets her new students and directs them to their seats on the first day of school last week.

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Cafeteria staff at Robinson Elementary prepare breakfast the first day of school last week in new matching shirts and aprons.

by Allie Dean
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Students exit the bus at Robinson Elementary Aug. 3 excited for their first day of school.

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Blakeleigh Griffith, 5, arrived at Robinson Elementary for her first day of kindergarten accompanied by her little sister, Remi, 3.

by Allie Dean
Opinion
Bridge open

The bridge on Hwy. 136 over the Etowah River opened to Traffic Aug. 8 at 10 a.m.

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Clark MacAllister.

Home of the Tigers

Entrance to Tiger stadium.

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Obituaries
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Bridge opening

The bridge on Hwy. 136 over the Etowah River closed in January for 180 days.

by Allie Dean
Etowah Reservoir map

The proposed site of the Russell Creek reservoir, which will supply drinking water to Dawson County, is comprised of 137 acres off Etowah River and Seed Tick roads.

by Allie Dean
Etowah Reservoir 404

This 404 permit from the Army Corps of Engineers gives Dawson County’s Etowah Water and Sewer Authority permission to build a reservoir capable of producing 11.5 million gallons of drinking water per day.

by Allie Dean
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Dawson Family Connection partnered with the local Kroger and parked a bus in the parking lot July 29 to collect school supplies for kids in need.

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Dawson Family Connection Coordinator Nancy Stites accepts donations from Kyla Gomez, 12, and Keira Gomez, 5 at the annual Stuff the Bus event Saturday.

by Allie Dean
Shine Pedalers pic 2

‘Shine Pedalers Metric participants take off from the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame the morning of July 29 as members of the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce, which held the event, look on.

by Allie Dean
Softball gets underway

Amelia Cranford steps up to the plate at the Dawson County High School Lady Tigers softball scrimmage July 27.

by Allie Dean
Hardware Store Pic 2

Dawsonville Hardware store turned 70 Aug. 1 and is said to be the oldest family-owned business in Dawson County.

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The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce celebrated the 70th anniversary of Dawsonville Hardware last week.

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Dwight Gilleland, current owner of Dawsonville Hardware store, inherited the business from his parents Carlton and Cleva. According to Gilleland, his mother used to refer to the business as “that ‘ol hardware store,” a name that stuck.

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“Fastenings” are the hottest commodity at the Dawsonville Hardware store, according to owner Dwight Gilleland.

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Cyclists prepare to start the 5th annual ‘Shine Pedalers Metric in Dawsonville, July 29.

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Campmeeting pic 3

The arbor was full Friday night at Lumpkin Campground for one of the final services of the week.

by Allie Dean
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The arbor was full Friday night at Lumpkin Campground for one of the final services of the week.

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Moving a host from private to public or vice versa involves a change of IP address, changes to the appropriate DNS.

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Moving a host from private to public or vice versa involves a change of IP address, changes to the appropriate DNS entries, and changes to configura

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